December 20, 2014

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Indians trade for left-handed reliever Rzepczynski, demote Pestano

CLEVELAND — The Indians believe they have addressed an issue in acquiring left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski in a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league infielder Juan Herrera. “In acquiring Marc, we feel like we’ve gotten a left-handed reliever that has been very effective at getting left-handed hitters out at the major league Read More…

Petrak: Browns offense must prove itself this season, or there will be big changes

BEREA — Joe Banner had a long to-do list when he arrived in Cleveland. He’s checked off most of the items on one side of the ball, but has largely ignored the other. Banner focused his attention on the defense in his first offseason as Browns CEO. He signed outside linebacker Paul Kruger to a Read More…

Avon High offensive lineman Rauterkus commits to West Virginia

AVON — Avon’s football program can boast about another Division I athlete. Senior offensive lineman Walter Rauterkus accepted a scholarship from West Virginia, joining a long line of Eagles playing for top college programs. Last year’s team sent two players to Division I schools — cornerback Ross Douglas signed with Michigan and safety Ralph Smith Read More…

Ohio State’s Hyde suspended for three games, won’t face charges

COLUMBUS — Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde was suspended Tuesday for at least three games and will be required to meet additional obligations before he plays again for the Buckeyes. Hyde had been suspended indefinitely after he was named a person of interest in an investigation into an alleged assault of a woman at Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Rozzie

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Rozzie is good with kids, other dogs and loves to play with doggy toys. More anything, she is very loyal to her owner. She will wait outside the shower or while you do the disthe. She is a great bed-snuggler and loves being cozy under the covers. BREED: Jack Russell terrier mix SEX: Female NEUTERED/SPAYED: Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Bella

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Bella is a special needs pet – she has a limp as a result of a missing ball joint in her leg from abuse. Two of her former owners tried to give her away for free and weren’t honest about my condition. Her condition is easily treated with Rimadyl when she is in pain. She Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Sid

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Sid was rescued from a bad situation and is seeking a furever home. He is good with kids and other dogs. BREED/DESCRIPTION: Boxer/Labrador mix SEX: Male NEUTERED/SPAYED: Yes, neutered; shots current AGE: 5 months old SIZE/WEIGHT: Medium ADOPTION FEE: $200 ORGANIZATION: Multiple Breed Rescue CONTACT: rescue@mbrohio.com WEBSITE: www.mbrohio.com For more pets seeking homes, check out Read More…

Indians 7, White Sox 4: Bench brigade gets it done again

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ bench brigade rode to the rescue once again Tuesday night at Progressive Field. A night after veteran Jason Giambi stoked a raucous celebration with a pinch-hit walk-off home run, fellow bench mates Ryan Raburn and Yan Gomes produced the highlights, contributing a pair of big hits to push Cleveland past the Read More…

Indians: Tribe trades for Rzepczysnki, demotes Pestano

CLEVELAND — The Indians believe they have addressed an issue in acquiring left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczysnki in a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league infielder Juan Herrera. “In acquiring Marc, we feel like we’ve gotten a left-handed reliever that has been very effective at getting left-handed hitters out at the major league Read More…

Indians notes: Giambi one of Tito’s favorites

CLEVELAND — If there’s a player Indians manager Terry Francona has more respect for than Jason Giambi, he isn’t playing today. “I’ve been fortunate to be around some pretty good people throughout my career, but G’s right at the top of the list,” Francona said of the 42-year-old veteran. “I know I’ve said it a Read More…